Pennsylvania RGGI opponents mount tense last stand

Politico (USA) | Oct 13, 2021 at 4:38 PM
  • Pennsylvania, one of the biggest coal-producing states in the country, is inching closer to joining a regional carbon trading program to significantly reduce its carbon emissions — unless fossil fuel advocates and their legislative allies succeed in blocking the move and disrupting its energy transition.
  • The groups are urging their members to write letters expressing their resistance to the program and support for bills like Senate Bill 119.
  • DEP projects its plan would still result in a reduction of 28 million tons of carbon dioxide across PJM by 2030, and that an estimated 1.2 percent increase in residential electric bills from joining RGGI would be temporary and would disappear by 2030 thanks to investments from RGGI proceeds.